Brenardi Roig, An Illuminated Head for Blinky P. (The Gun) (detail), 2010. Polyester resin, marble dust, and fluorescent light. 70 x 25.5 x 11.88 in.

Bernardi Roig

Washington, DC

The Phillips Collection

The latest exhibition in the “Inter­sections” series at the Phillips Collection featured Bernardi Roig—one of the most intriguing artists working in Spain at present. In the spirit of the overall series, curator Vesela Sretenovic invited him to engage the museum both as an institution and as the former home of two remarkable art collectors, Duncan and Marjorie Phillips. This collaboration resulted in a smart, complex, and self-consciously fluid intervention that defied easy classification. Roig is often described as a sculptor, a label that he finds misleading, insisting that he creates pictorial tableaux or environments. Most of these tableaux involve life-size figures cast from pointedly “real,” imperfect human beings. Some stand upright; others are seated, slouched, prostrate, or suspended in the air…see the entire review in the print version of June’s Sculpture magazine.